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Number of results found: 2020

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Dominican Republic

4. Adopt measures to ensure that Dominican of Haitian descent are not denied citizenship or access to civil and birth registration procedures and are not arbitrarily subject to retroactive cancellation of birth and identity documents. 

4. Adopt measures to ensure that Dominican of Haitian descent are not denied citizenship or access to civil and birth registration procedures and are not arbitrarily subject to retroactive cancellation of birth and identity documents. 

Recommending State: United States of America

Recommendation Noted

Access to nationality/Naturalization Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Dominican Republic

43. Work with the Government of Haiti to ensure Haitians living in the Dominican Republic have adequate access to civil and birth registration mechanisms in order to establish the Haitian citizenship. 

43. Work with the Government of Haiti to ensure Haitians living in the Dominican Republic have adequate access to civil and birth registration mechanisms in order to establish the Haitian citizenship

Recommending State: United States of America

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Mozambique

18. The Committee urges the State party, taking into account the Committee’s recommendations during its day of general discussion in 2007 on resources for the tights of the child - responsibility of States (see CRC/C/46/3): (...) (e) To define strategic budgetary lines for disadvantaged or...

18. The Committee urges the State party, taking into account the Committee’s recommendations during its day of general discussion in 2007 on resources for the tights of the child - responsibility of States (see CRC/C/46/3):

(...)

(e) To define strategic budgetary lines for disadvantaged or particularly vulnerable children and for those situations that may require affirmative social measures (such as birth registration and training of teachers and health workers), and make sure that those budgetary lines are protected even in situations of economic crisis, natural disasters or other emergencies; and

(...)

38. The Committee urges the State party to accelerate the free birth registration system, which should be sustainable and available throughout the State party, including in the most remote areas. The Committee further urges the State party to provide decentralized registration offices and units with the necessary human, material and financial resources and strengthen its awareness-raising activities in all communities on the importance of birth registration for all boys and girls. The Committee recommends, in the interim, that the State party ensure that unregistered children are not deprived of their rights, notably to health and education.

Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Philippines

20. The Committee urges the State party to prioritize and increase budgetary allocations for children at national and local levels. The Committee urges the State party, taking into account the Committee’s recommendations during its Day of General Discussion in 2007 on “Resources for the...

20. The Committee urges the State party to prioritize and increase budgetary allocations for children at national and local levels. The Committee urges the State party, taking into account the Committee’s recommendations during its Day of General Discussion in 2007 on “Resources for the Rights of the Child – Responsibility of the States”, to:

(...)

(b) Define strategic budgetary lines for disadvantaged or particularly vulnerable children and for those situations that may require affirmative social measures (such as birth registration) and make sure that those budgetary lines are protected even in situations of economic crisis, natural disasters or other emergencies;

37. The Committee recommends that the State party pursue and strengthen its efforts to develop an efficient and free birth registration system for all children. The Committee urges the State party to strengthen the BCRS in order to make the civil registration system more accessible at the grassroots level. The Committee also urges the State party to ensure allocation of adequate financial, human and other resources to registration centres and to take further measures, including mobile services, to ensure easy access to registration by the population, including in the most remote areas of the country, with particular attention to Muslim and indigenous children living in Mindanao. The Committee further recommends that the State party put in place a mechanism to encourage and provide for late registration free of charge.

39. Reiterating its previous recommendation, the Committee encourages the State party to further facilitate that parents, irrespective of their residence status, can register their children born abroad. The Committee also recommends that the State party ensure that unregistered children without official documentation are allowed to access basic services, such as health and education, upon their return to the Philippines, while waiting to be properly registered.

Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Bolivia

16. The Committee strongly recommends that the State party: (...) (d) Define strategic budgetary lines for those situations that may require affirmative social measures (such as birth registration, chronic malnutrition, indigenous children education, violence against children) and make...

16. The Committee strongly recommends that the State party:

(...)

(d) Define strategic budgetary lines for those situations that may require affirmative social measures (such as birth registration, chronic malnutrition, indigenous children education, violence against children) and make sure that those budgetary lines are protected even in situations of economic crisis, natural disasters or other emergencies;

(...)

35. The Committee recommends that the State party continue to take all necessary measures to ensure registration of all children, especially in rural areas, and that it take steps to identify all children who have not been registered or obtained an identity document. The Committee further recommends that the State party implement a specific strategy for the indigenous communities based on respect for their cultures and taking into account the Committee’s general comment No. 11 (2009) on indigenous children and their rights under the Convention.

Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Pakistan

42. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure the full implementation of measures taken to remove structural obstacles to birth registration, launch a mass cost-free birth registration campaign and simplify the procedures for birth registration in order to cover all persons in the...

42. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure the full implementation of measures taken to remove structural obstacles to birth registration, launch a mass cost-free birth registration campaign and simplify the procedures for birth registration in order to cover all persons in the country, regardless of sex, religion, status or nationality, in accordance with article 7 of the Convention. The Committee recommends that the State party harmonize birth registration systems across the country and consider linking the system with the National Registration Act 1973.

83. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(...)

(d) Ensure that refugee children are registered at birth and receive appropriate protection, including unaccompanied and separated children, and in this regard, pursue cooperation with relevant United Nations agencies, including UNHCR, UNDP and UNICEF, as well as with NGOs; and

(e) Taking into account the UNHCR Guidelines on Protection and Care of Refugee Children, develop national legislation on refugee protection and asylumseekers, including on refugee status determination in accordance with international refugee law and standards, and consider ratifying international instruments, including the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol and the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 1954.

Birth registration International Instruments
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Qatar

34. In accordance with articles 2 and 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to critically review its Nationality Act in order to ensure that nationality can be transmitted to children through both the maternal and paternal line without distinction. 59. (...) It further...

34. In accordance with articles 2 and 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to critically review its Nationality Act in order to ensure that nationality can be transmitted to children through both the maternal and paternal line without distinction.

59. (...) It further recommends that the State party consider acceding to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Gender International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

United Arab Emirates

17. (...) Reaffirming section 16 of its general recommendation 30 (2004) on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party consider modifying its legislation in order to allow children of Emirati women to receive citizenship in conformity with the...

17. (...) Reaffirming section 16 of its general recommendation 30 (2004) on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party consider modifying its legislation in order to allow children of Emirati women to receive citizenship in conformity with the provisions of non-discrimination stipulated in article 5 (d) (iii) of the Convention.

18. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) continue its efforts to verify the nationality of the “Bidoun” without discrimination and grant nationality as appropriate; and (b) take appropriate measures to ensure their equal access to the labour market (article 5 (d) (iii) and (e)(i)).

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Remedy/Reparation Gender Race/Ethnicity Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Viet Nam

5. Consider ratifying the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the Conventions relating to the Status of Refugees and the Status of Stateless Persons and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 

5. Consider ratifying the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the Conventions relating to the Status of Refugees and the Status of Stateless Persons and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 

Recommending State: Argentina

Recommendation Accepted

International Instruments
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Bhutan

35. The Committee recalls its previous recommendation on the situation of ethnic Nepalese women who lost their Bhutanese citizenship following the enactment of the 1958 Citizenship Act, and expresses its continued concern at the impact that this may have on women acquiring citizenship based...

35. The Committee recalls its previous recommendation on the situation of ethnic Nepalese women who lost their Bhutanese citizenship following the enactment of the 1958 Citizenship Act, and expresses its continued concern at the impact that this may have on women acquiring citizenship based on their marital status and passing their citizenship to children born outside of the country, as well as children with non-national fathers, in particular those under 15 years of age, whose rights, including to education and access to health care, may be limited.

36. The Committee is encouraged by the State party’s willingness to resume talks with the Government of Nepal and recommends that it resolve all outstanding issues, including ensuring full access to free education and health services to all children under 15 years of age.

Loss/Deprivation Born abroad Gender Race/Ethnicity